The former 325 acre chemical manufacturing facility was sold on September 19, 2019 to create a 2 million SF manufacturing and distribution center. At closing, over 600 jobs were committed and over 600,000 SF of industrial space is expected to be completed by 3rd quarter 2020. Vita Nuova supported the owner/seller by repositioning the property, working with the local community, identifying a buyer, and helping negotiate terms for the complicated but streamlined integrated cleanup and redevelopment of the site.
The groundbreaking occurred on January 28, 2020 and was attended by local and regional leaders, DTSC, and local community members. Pictured here are local and regional government leaders, all of whom supported the development. Pictured together are the mayors of Oakley and Antioch, Kevin Romick and Sean Wright, who led the fight to turn east county from a bedroom community culdesac into a regional hub for manufacturing and distribution. Collaboration between the parties-public and private-was key to the success of the project. Total economic impact of the project is expected to be between 400-500 million with 200 million invested directly into the site over the next five years.